Santiago de Chile, Chile’s capital, has around 5 million inhabitants and is a vibrant city with many different districts and things to do. With its cosmopolitan flair, good food, exciting nightlife and many interesting tourist attractions, you can easily spend a few days in the city. If you don’t have much time to spend in the city you, should not miss following top attractions:
Cerro Santa Lucia
This small hill in the center of Santiago that is quite pleasant when you wanna escape the crowds. On your way to the top, from where you have an amazing view over the city, you can admire facades, fountains and ancient statues.
Plaza de Armas
The beautiful Plaza de Armas was the former center of Santiago and is still the main square which is surrounded by famous historical buildings like the Cathedral of Santiago, the Palacio de la Real Audieca de Santiago and the Correo Central, the Central Post Office building.
Palacio de la Moneda
This elegant palace was built in the 18th century and is the seat of the President of Chile.
Museo National de Bellas Artes
The National Museum of Fine Arts is situated in the Parque Forestal of Santiago and hosts temporary exhibitions of national and international modern art.
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